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Working as a Tire Technician

There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a tire technician. For example, did you know that they make an average of $10.72 an hour? That's $22,305 a year!

What Does a Tire Technician Do

There are certain skills that many tire technicians have in order to accomplish their responsibilities. By taking a look through resumes, we were able to narrow down the most common skills for a person in this position. We discovered that a lot of resumes listed dexterity, mechanical skills and physical strength.

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a tire technician, we found that a lot of resumes listed 19.7% of tire technicians included balance tires, while 17.1% of resumes included customer service, and 11.2% of resumes included discount tire. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the tire technician job title. But what industry to start with? Most tire technicians actually find jobs in the retail and automotive industries.

How To Become a Tire Technician

If you're interested in becoming a tire technician, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 9.3% of tire technicians have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 0.5% of tire technicians have master's degrees. Even though some tire technicians have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become a tire technician. When we researched the most common majors for a tire technician, we found that they most commonly earn high school diploma degrees or associate degree degrees. Other degrees that we often see on tire technician resumes include diploma degrees or bachelor's degree degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a tire technician. In fact, many tire technician jobs require experience in a role such as cashier. Meanwhile, many tire technicians also have previous career experience in roles such as lube technician or sales associate.

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Average Salary$22,305

Tire Technician Jobs

Tire Technician Resumes

Designing and figuring out what to include on your resume can be tough, not to mention time-consuming. That's why we put together a guide that is designed to help you craft the perfect resume for becoming a Tire Technician. If you're needing extra inspiration, take a look through our selection of templates that are specific to your job.

Learn How To Write a Tire Technician Resume

At Zippia, we went through countless Tire Technician resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

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Tire Technician Career Paths

Top Careers Before Tire Technician

Cashier
12.7%

Top Careers After Tire Technician

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Average Salary for a Tire Technician

Tire Technicians in America make an average salary of $22,305 per year or $11 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $28,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $17,000 per year.
Average Salary
$22,305

Best Paying Cities

Average Salary
Salary Range22k - 38k$29k$29,430
Salary Range24k - 35k$29k$29,065
Salary Range25k - 31k$29k$28,597
Salary Range20k - 37k$28k$27,843
Salary Range21k - 35k$27k$27,311
Salary Range21k - 34k$27k$27,276
$20k
$38k

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Tire Technician Demographics

Gender

male

91.6%

female

5.1%

unknown

3.3%

Ethnicity

White

66.8%

Hispanic or Latino

18.4%

Black or African American

8.7%

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

79.7%

French

2.8%

Hmong

2.4%
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Tire Technician Education

Degrees

High School Diploma

57.5%

Associate

13.1%

Diploma

11.1%

Entry Level Jobs For Becoming A Tire Technician

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Top Skills For a Tire Technician

The skills section on your resume can be almost as important as the experience section, so you want it to be an accurate portrayal of what you can do. Luckily, we've found all of the skills you'll need so even if you don't have these skills yet, you know what you need to work on. Out of all the resumes we looked through, 19.7% of tire technicians listed balance tires on their resume, but soft skills such as dexterity and mechanical skills are important as well.

Best States For a Tire Technician

Some places are better than others when it comes to starting a career as a tire technician. The best states for people in this position are Hawaii, Massachusetts, Maine, and Rhode Island. Tire technicians make the most in Hawaii with an average salary of $29,971. Whereas in Massachusetts and Maine, they would average $29,423 and $29,309, respectively. While tire technicians would only make an average of $29,301 in Rhode Island, you would still make more there than in the rest of the country. We determined these as the best states based on job availability and pay. By finding the median salary, cost of living, and using the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Location Quotient, we narrowed down our list of states to these four.

1. Maine

Total Tire Technician Jobs:
166
Highest 10% Earn:
$47,000
Location Quotient:
1.34
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here

2. Florida

Total Tire Technician Jobs:
2,330
Highest 10% Earn:
$39,000
Location Quotient:
1.49
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here

3. New Hampshire

Total Tire Technician Jobs:
244
Highest 10% Earn:
$47,000
Location Quotient:
1.26
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
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Tire Technician Resumes

Designing and figuring out what to include on your resume can be tough, not to mention time-consuming. That's why we put together a guide that is designed to help you craft the perfect resume for becoming a tire technician. If you're needing extra inspiration, take a look through our selection of templates that are specific to your job.

At Zippia, we went through countless tire technician resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

Learn How To Write a Tire Technician Resume

At Zippia, we went through countless tire technician resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

View Detailed Information

How Do Tire Technician Rate Their Jobs?

What do you like the most about working as Tire Technician?

What I like the most is once I told a customer or my boss to let the customer know they need new tires it makes me feel happy because not only tires but also if they need brakes because my family's safety while they're on the road sharing the road with my family and my friends that's why I love tires cuz when you take the tire off you can look at the brakes you can look at the axles you can look at everything in the car you can receive with the car engine is leaking you could just look at so many different things but the most important thing is that the customers going home safe because I will not want to talk customer tires that they do not need Show More

What do you NOT like?

What I do not like is weird I love everything about tires I don't like you know when those little metal pieces of sticking out and you get stabbed with them the metal wires they come out of the tire and they stick you and it sucks but as part of the tire business and I love to Tire business anyway Show More

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What do you like the most about working as Tire Technician?

The responsibility and my job pays me very good Show More

What do you NOT like?

The amount of work at my home town is lots of work Show More

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Top Tire Technician Employers

1. Camping World
4.3
Avg. Salary: 
$27,511
Tire Technicians Hired: 
1,701+
2. Walmart
4.9
Avg. Salary: 
$33,061
Tire Technicians Hired: 
475+
3. Town Fair Tire
3.3
Avg. Salary: 
$29,293
Tire Technicians Hired: 
449+
4. Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores
4.6
Avg. Salary: 
$28,972
Tire Technicians Hired: 
285+
5. Les Schwab Tire Centers
3.4
Avg. Salary: 
$34,345
Tire Technicians Hired: 
222+
6. Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company
4.5
Avg. Salary: 
$45,680
Tire Technicians Hired: 
220+

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